If you’re designing a formal dining room, chances are you do quite a bit if entertaining or you have a traditional bent. Either way, formal dining rooms are great for spending quality time with family and friends. Round tables are great for intimate dinners, in which case you need a table at least 60 inches in diameter. You can go up to 72 inches if space permits. However for larger parties, you would need a long, rectangular table.
For a traditional look, you want to go with a wood-polished table with some ornate On the other hand, a glass top will give you a sleek sophistication. Upholstered chairs are recommended for more comfort.The colours of the walls should set off the furniture stylishly, be it paint, wall paper or wood panelling. Wall art can reflect your personal taste, and can also become occasional conversation topics.
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If you have a garden, you may opt for French windows. Put a table and some chairs outside and you now have room for a larger party. For a sophisticated touch, install a long, rectangular mirror on one of the walls. Apart from the aesthetic, it will reflect more light inside the room.
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Speaking of lights, you might want a row of lamps on the table, if it is long one, or one in the centre for a round table. That may not withdraw the need for a dining room chandelier, but you can adjust the lighting according to the mood. Flowers on the table can also be a graceful accompaniment. A dining table set on a carpet or rug is a style statement that transcends all design categories.